When will Fedora work again?

Deependra Singh Shekhawat deepsa at fedoraproject.org
Sun Mar 8 15:03:51 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 8:18 PM, Leon Stringer <leon.stringer at ntlworld.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> This is a bit of a whiny post but at its heart is a serious point.
> F10 didn't work on my hardware. It looks like F11 won't either. In fact F9
> only worked when I turned RHGB off.
> This is due to a problem with X and support for my (fairly standard) video
> hardware (Intel D845GERG2 on-board controller,
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470371).

Intel 845 sounds very oldish chipset. Must be upgraded to support latest
Or use RHEL/Centos

> My question is, what now?
>  - Wait until it gets fixed? If so please tell me when this might happen so
> I can try out some different distros and come back at the appropriate time.
>  - Update my hardware? Are we saying this hardware isn't supported and this
> is an acceptable way to deprecate it?
>  - Work in text mode? Come on, it's 2009.
>  - Fix it myself? This might be a bit beyond me.
> These are the options as I see them. I understand that Fedora pushes
> leading edge development but for me this Just Doesn't Work (TM). And would
> reflect badly for any new users trying this.
> If there's a better way to handle this, please let me know.
> Thanks,
> Leon...
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